Chapter VI – Allocation of forest operations and residual forest
Division I – General provisions applicable to the bioclimatic domains of the sugar bush, the balsam fir forest and the spruce-moss forest
A minimum of 30% of the productive forest area in residual forest of 7 m or more in height must be maintained at all times in a territorial reference unit where harvesting is carried out.
Where the limits of a territorial reference unit are changed, in particular following a change of the limits of a development unit, the first paragraph applies to the new territorial reference unit.
- To distribute cutting areas and residual forest areas in space and over time
- To maintain the components of the forest cover that provide shelter for wildlife
- To provide access to the territory
Figure 131 Percentage of residual forest of 7 m or more in height to be maintained in a territorial reference unit